Thor 2’s Tom Hiddleston teases Malekith and Loki rivalry

Loki could use Thor: The Dark World’s other bad guy to his advantage, says Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Chris Hemsworth's Thor face off in 2011's Thor
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor face off in 2011’s Thor

Speaking to Red Carpet News TV, Tom Hiddleston, who returns to play Norse trickster god Loki in Thor: The Dark World, talked a little about working with former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston, who plays dark elf leader Malekith the Accursed.

“Christopher Eccleston is one of Britain’s greatest actors,” enthused Hiddleston, “he brings a degree of commitment, intelligence, conviction and complexity to everything he does. I think he really got his teeth into this thing.

“It’s hard to say anything without giving away too much. Christopher has enormous presence, which is very distinguishable on stage as well as film. It’s one of those things you can’t really define, you just can’t stop watching him when he’s on screen. I think he’ll be absolutely magnetic.”

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where a a third force comes into conflict with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor that Loki won’t try and subvert, or perhaps even feel threatened by – after all, Thor is his enemy and Asgard is his prize.

“Malekith has his own ambition,” teased the actor. “Whether or not Loki can coincide with or contradict, subvert or enhance that ambition remains to be seen.”

Thor: The Dark World is in cinemas 8 November 2013. Pick up the first film on DVD for £11.58 or Blu-ray for £18.89 from Amazon.co.uk.